Just As I Thought

Going straight to Zell

Who says Fox News isn’t fair and balanced? After all, they’re hiring a well-known “Democrat”:

Sen. Zell Miller, the fire-and-brimstone-preaching Dixiecrat who tried to challenge MSNBC’s Chris Matthews to a duel after delivering the keynote speech at the Republican National Convention, has been welcomed with open arms by Fox News Channel.

The cable network announced yesterday it has signed the departing Georgia Democrat as a contributor, beginning in January.

…[Miller] attacked Matthews on the air during a prearranged post-speech interview, telling [Chris] Matthews to shut up, calling him “hopeless” and saying he wished he “lived in the day where you could challenge a person to a duel.”

Appearing the next day on “Imus in the Morning,” Miller seemed to regret his outburst, saying a man his age — he’s 72 — should not be “coming to New York and getting involved in all this stuff. He ought to stay down in Young Harris [the Georgia town in which he lives] with his two yellow Labs, Gus and Woodrow, and let the world go by.”

Apparently Miller, and his agent, have thought better of that decision.

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